Since I just reminded a musical blogger about the fact that the Cars took advantage of the lead guitar from “I Will” from the Beatles’ epomymously titled “White Album” & using it on “My Best Friend’s Girl”, I suppose I might as well also break some more big news to people. This morning it just occurred to me that the beginning of B.J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” is merely a slowed down, mellowed out version of the main riff from the Ventures’ “Walk, Don’t Run”. Okay so Beatle George took quite a good solid trouncing for the connection between the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” & his “My Sweet Lord”. Has anyone ever taken a good listen to Beatle John’s “Working Class Hero” & a certain folkie oldie, the name of which escapes me right now, by Joan Baez. Yo, they all steal. Every once in a while, I manage to catch things like this. The theme from “Gilligan’s Island” can even be sung to the tune of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. Herman’s Hermits’ “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat?” has music in it taken from “Gilligan’s Island’s incidental music. Led Zeppelin’s “Achilles Last Stand” starts out with a direct mooch from the beginning of “Get Smart”.
Monthly Archives: June 2008
Am I the only one who doesn’t miss George Carlin? I hope & pray he rests in peace but I also happen to think the guy was all wrong. He’s the perfect example of liberalism’s innate bitterness & cynicism. As a kid I’d always really enjoyed his offbeat ways but after a while his real message sunk in. The guy was just plain wrong. He was bitterly anti_Catholic (hello, liberals). I hope when he met God in person, He gave him a good solid scolding & explained to him just exactly how deformed his points of view were. Rest in peace, George, oh ye of the name that never ends(g_e_o_r_g_e_o_r_g_e_ etc.). I’ll be praying that you’re on your way to heaven, but I disagree with you completely & am oh so sorry you entirely misunderstood.
Ecce Crucem Domini,
Fugite, partes adversae,
Vicit Leo de Tribu Juda,
Radix David, alleluia.English version:
Behold the Cross of the Lord! http://www.st-anthony-medal.com/
Flee ye adversaries!
The Lion of the Tribe of Juda,
The Root of David has conquered, alleluia!
Today is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua(Lisbon), the great thirteenth century Franciscan. Perhaps as a lay Carmelite I should not be interested in him but I’ve always really liked him, ever since I was only a kid. Anthony (1195_1231) is a great Doctor of the Church. Originally a Canon Regular of St. Augustine, Ferdinand de Bouillon eventually joined the Friars Minor. He is invoked in all sorts of necessities but is especially venerated as a model of true devotion to the Immaculate Virgin Mary. He was one of the earliest advocates of the Three Hail Mary’s devotion.
Yesterday was the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi(1566_1607). This great Carmelite mystic lived a very humble life among the sisters of her community. http://www.oksister.com/Saints/st__mary_magdalen_de_pazzi.htm
Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, Robert Francis Kennedy, who was then running for the Democratic Party’s nomination as presidential candidate that year, was assassinated by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. Like his older brother, JFK, RFK was one of the most significant characters in the history of that watershed era. http://www.rfkassassination.com/